1 Dollar "Liberty Head" Type 1

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1849-1854
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 1.672 g
Diameter 13 mm
Shape Round
References KM# 73
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Liberty Head and stars of the Union

Lettering: LIBERTY L

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Face value in a wreath. This type of a very small size, it was easly lost. Hence, its diameter increased to 15 mm for the two following types.

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1 DOLLAR 1852

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Milled

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1849  3% closed wreath
1849  688,567 4% open wreath , L (engraver initial on the chest)
1849  3% Small head, no L
1849 C 11,634 1.0% closed wreath
1849 C 1.0% open wreath
1849 D 21,588 1.0% open wreath
1849 O 215,000 3% open wreath
1850  481,953 6%
1850 C 6,966 1.0%
1850 D 8,382 1.0%
1850 O 14,000 1.0%
1851  3,317,671 24%
1851 C 41,267 1.0%
1851 D 9,882 1.0%
1851 O 290,000 6%
1852  2,045,351 17%
1852 C 9,434 1.0%
1852 D 6,360 7%
1852 O 140,000 3%
1853  4,076,051 205.71 320.78 42%
1853 C 11,515 3%
1853 D 6,583 1.6%
1853 O 290,000 5%
1854  855,502 9%
1854 D 2,935 1.0%
1854 S 14,632 2%

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